Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Borgward (1890 - 1963) had made a hugely successful 3 wheeler van in 1924 which sold well, which was also popular with the German post office. By 1929 he took over the established Hansa Lloyd company, redesigning his 3 wheeler and then going on to designing his Hansa Konsul and Hansa Borgward cars into the 1940's. Post war he exhibited a car bearing his own name Borgward at the Geneva show in 1949. This was the Borgward Hansa, a 1500cc car that was modern in looks with enclosed wheels, the first German car built with American styling. Some say the American shapes he had come up with were influenced by his reading American magazines while interned by the Americans post war! These Borgward cars were developed into larger engined cars, all of good quality. The best selling was the Borgward Isabella. Borgward died a couple of years afterwards when his company was put into liquidation in 1961, when creditors forced payments and the banks wouldn't help him. But Borgward always insisted his company was not in difficulties, and just had some normal cash flow issues. And it would appear later that he was correct, when there was a large surplus after the winding up, even after the accountants fees and commissions had been paid. There may be quite a bit more to this story that we don't know about! 

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Blockey Products for Borgward


Blockley Radial

£149.00 (£178.80 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.00 (£3.60 inc. VAT)

155/165x13 Standard Inner Tube

Blockley Standard Inner Tube

£7.50 (£9.00 inc. VAT)



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